With Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two taking centre stage on FA Cup weekend, listed here are 5 issues you might have missed from across the grounds.
1. Dominant Hull paved the way
Hull City continued their good run of type with an emphatic 4-0 victory over promotion rivals Portsmouth. It was an announcement win from Grant McCann’s side against a Portsmouth side who have been unbeaten of their earlier six Sky Bet League One video games.
It was a day to overlook for Pompey defender Jack Whatmough who was on the scoresheet on the wrong end not as soon as, however twice, his undesirable brace joined by goals from George Honeyman and Josh Magennis secured victory for the Tigers, who paved the way in League One on goal distinction. The heavy home defeat noticed Kenny Jackett’s side slip 4 points behind the automated promotion locations.
2. Rooney’s Rams on the rise
Derby County’s top scorer Colin Kazim-Richards scored to earn the Rams victory over Queens Park Rangers and safe a second successive victory under new manager Wayne Rooney. The consequence additionally made it seven clear sheets since Rooney took cost of the membership. Nonetheless in twenty first place within the Sky Bet Championship, the victory has moved the Rams 5 points away from the relegation zone – albeit having played three video games greater than the Millers, who’re at present in twenty second .
3. Morecambe turning on the fashion
Morecambe moved back into the League Two Play-Off locations with a formidable 3-0 victory over Colchester United, and are actually just 4 points off top spot in Sky Bet League Two. Goals from Adam Phillips, Toumani Diagouraga and John O’Sullivan gave the Shrimps three points against a Colchester side who have been decreased to 10 males just earlier than the hour mark. Taking part in and scoring with confidence, they journey to fellow promotion hopefuls Exeter City on Tuesday night time, the place three points might see them into the automated promotion locations.
4. 5 in a row for Mansfield City
Jamie Reid scored the one goal of the sport as Mansfield City overcame Southend United to file their fifth straight win and continue their stand up the League Two table. A side that was winless when Nigel Clough took to the dugout in November, the Stags are actually the in-form side within the division, with 5 wins in a row and seven from their last 12.
5. Sunderland edge nearer to the Play-Offs
Sunderland have been winless of their last six matches at home in Sky Bet League One previous to the weekend, and with Shrewsbury City on an unbeaten run of 5 on the street, it was set to be a tricky test for Lee Johnson’s side. Nevertheless, Charlie Wyke’s 14th goal of the season secured a long-awaited home win for the Black Cats, to move inside one point of the Play-Off locations.